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2013 Eighth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards

Eighth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards

The Eighth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards
April 21, 2013 6:00 PM
Grand Ballroom, The Plaza


David Daniels

Mirella Freni

Simon Keenlyside

Eric Owens

Dawn Upshaw

HOSTED BYPatricia Racette

All honorees will be present

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Grand Ballroom, The Plaza, New York City

6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception with the Honorees, Hosts and Presenters

7:00 PM – Dinner

Followed by Spoken and Video Tributes and Award Presentations

BRIAN KELLOW salutes the distinguished achievement of the OPERA NEWS Awards winner.

more informations and tickets

Presenters and award winners pose together

Thanks to sponsor MaseratiNYC, tonight’s #ONAwards honorees arrived in Maseratis

Photo Gallery

ON Twitter comments during the night:

Isabel Leonard is talking about how Keenlyside is a total goofball. He pulls out crazy accents and stands like flamingos.

On stage, @IsabelLeonardNY calls Simon Keenlyside “the perfect father figure, a…keen, non-judgemental observer of life”

Now @IsabelLeonardNY shares Keenlyside‘s entertaining tales told under the @MetOpera stage, waiting to emerge from prompter’s box #ONAwards

Simon Keenlyside is onstage. He took off his jacket.

Keenlyside gives shout out to crew and set designers, who give him beautiful “safe places to play in.” #ONAwards

Simon Keenlyside calls singing “as dear to me as breathing.” #ONAwards

Patricia Racette calls for applause for #ONAwards honorees @EricOwensSinger, David Daniels, @DawnUpshaw, Simon Keenlyside, + Mirella Freni

More photos and some impressions of the evening on a blog

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue April 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Perfectly put, Diana !

diana jones April 24, 2013 at 9:19 am

Lovely pictures! Nice to see you dressed up for the occasion, Simon!! Your individuality is one of the things I love about you, and I bet you were a lot more comfortable than the “bow ties”! I’d love to know who was the lucky recipient of that gorgeous smile in the last picture! Congratulations on winning the award. It is so well deserved!

Inci Birsel April 22, 2013 at 7:41 am

Congratulations to all winners. Congratulations to Simon Keenlyside. A well deserved win Inci Birsel

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